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COOL fallout

American-made chocolate could disappear from Canadian shelves with ‘retaliatory duties’, says NCA

The U.S. National Confectioners Association (NCA) is worried retaliatory taxes in Mexico and Canada from country-of origin labeling could see American-made chocolate disappear from its main export markets.

United Cacao continues infrastructure work despite injunction, claims NGO

A local NGO has taken overflight images of United Cacao’s plantation in Peru that purport to show industrial activity despite a 90-day suspension order. The firm says it is operating within the law and will pursue defamation action in the EU.

Sleep easy and avoid logistical nightmares: Breaking into export markets for smaller confectioners

Small-to-medium sized confectioners making their first moves into export markets must be clued up on local regulations, consider temperate changes and pick distributors carefully to avoid mishaps, says UK firm Lauden Chocolate.

Commission allows more time to assess Cargill’s ADM chocolate buy

The European Commission has extended its deadline to investigate Cargill’s proposed acquisition of ADM’s chocolate business.

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Cocoa polyphenol boost in chocolate with pod storage step
Boosting antioxidant activity in chocolate

Don't chop those pods! Cocoa polyphenol boost with pod storage step, say researchers

Cocoa polyphenols can be preserved by storing pods for a week before fermentation and then by roasting...

Nestlé premium chocolate gap filled by Cailler?

Cailler could be our international premium chocolate platform, says Nestlé

Nestlé is aiming to reposition its Swiss Cailler brand as a high-end chocolate for international markets to...

Tin packaging for sugar confectionery: Growing interest

Sugar confectioners finding heart with tin packaging, says Crown

More sugar confectioners are turning to metal packaging to convey a premium image, according to packaging supplier...

Mondelēz BelVita tennis advertising fine in Bulgaria

Mondelēz fined $130,000 for BelVita tennis ad in Bulgaria

Mondelēz International has been hit with a fine from Bulgaria ad watchdog after it posted photographs of...

United Cacao faces deforestation claims
ConfectioneryNews Investigation

Did United Cacao destroy Amazon rainforest to clear path for world’s largest cocoa plantation?

United Cacao is accused of clearing primary forest in the Peruvian Amazon and usurping local farmers to...

Ferrero financial results 2014

Ferrero profits rise 14% as it grows in emerging markets

Ferrero has reported a before tax profit rise in fiscal 2014 driven by a growing presence in...

Look-O-Look: Candy pizza to provide international sales topping

Candy pizza: Look-O-Look seeks bigger slice of export markets with takeaway concept

Perfetti Van Melle subsidiary Look-O-Look is hoping to enter new markets as it builds on its new...

Chewing gum market forecasts: Turnaround coming?

‘You’re going to see a turnaround in the gum category,’ says Hershey exec

Gum is set for resurgence as manufacturers rationalize their product mix and focus on core products, says...

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